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Match 17 : Australia vs USA : 3P: Prediction,Performance,Preview

Australia  (World Ranked  #3) host struggling USA  (World Ranked  #12 ): Match 17 of Womens FIH Pro League.

The world number three Australia, who sit second on the FIH Pro League standings, take on 12th-ranked USA  at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre in the Womens FIH Pro League on Saturday.

Prediction:  Easy Australia to win

Head to Head: The last time these two teams met was in September at the Sompo Cup Four Nations Women’s Ibaraki International Tournament in Japan in the third pool game. The closely heated match saw USA tie the game in the 59th minute, but a late surge by Australia resulted in a go-ahead goal to give the Hockeyroos a 2-1 victory.

Australia Team Preview:

Squad News:

  • The Hockeyroos have made three changes from the side which won 3-0 over Great Britain in Perth, with co-captain Jodie Kenny leading the inclusions after a quad injury saw her miss the past three matches.

  • Kenny is joined by goalkeeper Ashlee Wells and Kristina Bates in the 18-member team, with Jane Claxton, Rachael Lynch and Rosie Malone (shoulder) making way. 

  • Armidale defender Georgina Morgan, who returned from injury in Perth, will lead the side as sole captain in her home state. 

Previous Matches Result and Summary:

    • Result: Women’s Match 11

      Australia 3, Great Britain 0

      Player of the Match: Mariah Williams (AUS)

      Australia Goal Scorers :

      5* COMMERFORD Kalindi FG 23* WILLIAMS Mariah FG  ,50* FITZPATRICK Savannah FG

     

( Players marked in “X” could be in the startling lineup , otherwise entire squad will have an impact as bench players are also impact performers)

 

USA Team Preview:

  • USA have played two FIH Pro League games so far, losing 5-0 at home to world champions Netherlands last week and suffering a shootout defeat away to Argentina after a 2-2 draw.

Previous Matches Result and Summary:

  • Result: Women’s Match 12

    USA 0, Netherlands 5

    Player of the Match: Frederique Matla (NED)

USA Probable Starting 11 :

( Players marked in “X” could be in the startling lineup , otherwise entire squad will have an impact as bench players are also impact performers)

Cheers!!!

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